Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Toilet Tissue Tube Book and Tutorial

Sometimes the cutest things come from the most unexpected places. The pages of these mini books are made from flattened
Toilet Paper Rolls!
Isn't that great?

OK, you can't picture it? Well, then check out my tutorial:

I got the idea from the Crazy About Mini Albums Blog. They have the cutest ideas from all over.

I did the bandana technique right on the Uptown Girl paper. Didn't that come out cute? The book is for my friend Annette, who couldn't be in San Antonio with us for all the swapping, stamping and scrapping fun. We missed you Annette!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Family Matters Clipboard

It's a new year and I'm whipping my family into shape! What? You've heard that one before and it usually only lasts until February? Yeah, I know. But this project has become an evening habit that my kids are loving and keep asking about.

Our Family Matters Clipboard hangs in the kitchen and is the parking spot for reminders, schedules, comments and concerns.

I had been battling the paperwork on my desk (our command central) and I realized things were still falling through the cracks. I wasn't reviewing the calendar with my family (so they could remind me about things like crazy hair day) and I was always shuffling invitations and fliers from school that I wasn't sure if we were interested in or could fit in with my husband or kids' schedules.
After dinner we review the Family Matters clipboard. On this particular day, along with the calendar, I found a love note from Jack and a "consirn" from Katelyn. I'm loving that it helps us discuss things as a family and everyone gets a chance to be heard.

This started as a kit, but any old clipboard will work. I used decoupage glue, some ribbon and a little clip with a Bazzil Bitty Blossom. For paper, I covered mine with Willoughby, of course!